With Modern Family over, Hollywood has the opportunity to grab some talents who have largely been off-the-market for live-action stuff for a decade during the show's run. The result of this is that some of the ABC comedy's stars have quickly found follow-up projects to get involved in, with Ariel Winter surprisingly already having wrapped her first project since the series finale.
The news came from the actress herself on her personal Instagram. There, Ariel Winter expressed congratulations and thanks to the entire cast and crew involved on the upcoming movie, which just so happens to be Don't Log Off, a comedy-thriller that is sure to entertain some audiences as more projects that were able to continue during COVID-19 spring up.
AND WE ARE WRAPPED!!!!!!! Congratulations and thank you to our whole team— especially the very talented @branbaer & @thethirdlilbaer, our wonderful writers/directors This movie really is an ensemble and I’m honored to be sharing the screen with my friends, and producing this with a few of them as well!!!!! Thank you to our cast: @labenward, @kararoyster, @ashleyargota9, @jackgriffo, @khylinrhambo, @briellebarbusca, @sterlingbeaumon. Thank you to the best producing team/crew ever!!!!!! @labenward & @sterlingbeaumon WE DID IT. @nicolesmolen Thank you for everything! You are a magical human and we are so grateful. Can’t thank you enough for keeping our crazy train moving! @bengoodmandp & @austinazurelah You are both wonderful and we are beyond lucky that you decided to share your talent and creativity with us!!! We couldn’t have made this look so cool without you two!!!!! @kendabenward Thank you for doing a FANTASTIC job as our set designer!!! You are amazing and we couldn’t be more grateful @branbaer & @thethirdlilbaer ...THE BAER BROTHERS. PERIOD.
As some may have guessed, Don't Log Off is another Hollywood indie that takes advantage of the unique circumstances in which people have increasingly interacted over video conferencing apps. Set in the early days of the COVID-19 quarantine, the plot involves six friends planning a virtual surprise party when the birthday girl goes missing. The upcoming movie is directed by brothers Brandon and Garrett Baer and, of course, features Ariel Winter.
Though the premise is centered on video conferencing, Don't Log Off is described as a hybrid production. Scenes for the movie were shot both on location and through virtual video conferencing. It may sound like a gimmicky premise for a movie, but to its credit, it's a chance to see Ariel Winter in a post-Modern Family scripted role sooner than most Hollywood productions may have allowed. It's the start of a new era for the actress, and given Modern Family fans essentially saw her grow up before their very eyes, there will be some watching to see how the next phase of her career turns out.
As Ariel Winter's post-Modern Family career continues, be sure to stick with CinemaBlend for her future big moves (and mishaps) around Hollywood. Be sure to also stick with us for more updates on upcoming shows the rest of 2020, and for more news happening in television and movies.